Dear Tanta Golda,
I understand that Passover starts on Shabbat this year. It there anything special I’m supposed to do?
Poorly Prepped for Pesach
In case you haven’t noticed, Tanta Golda herself was not raised in an Orthodox home so she had to look this one up to be certain. The short answer – no. If Passover was starting on Saturday evening this would be a whole different story, but this doesn't occur again until 2021 so why look for trouble?
In this case the only effect on your Seder observance will the blessing said over the candles. – Remember, candles are lit for every Yom Tov.
So on Friday night you will say: Baruch ata Adonai, Eloheinu Melach haolam, asher kid’shanu b’mitzvotov, v’tzivanu, l’hadlik ner shel Shabbat v’Yom Tov.
For more Passover questions answered, check out my blogs from March and April of 2011
Love as always, and may your matzah always be crispy,